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English

At The Granville we aim to ensure that our pupils become fully literate and articulate and are able to communicate with clarity and precision in a variety of different contexts and for a range of different purposes. In lessons they have numerous opportunities for speaking and listening and teachers model appropriate language structures and conventions … Continue reading

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Mathematics

At The Granville high standards are attained in Mathematics. We seek to develop a positive attitude through a sense of purpose and achievement in the subject. Our aim is to ensure that the children leave The Granville, not only confident in the use of a wide range of skills, but also with an understanding of … Continue reading

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Science

The Granville promotes the importance of Science as a vital component in helping our pupils explore the world around them. Designed to arouse their natural curiosity, it is presented in a practical relevant way, which enables the acquisition of a systematic approach to learning. Pupils enjoy specialist facilities (and specialist teaching in Years 3 to … Continue reading

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Personal, Social, Health and Cultural Education (PSHCE)

PSHCE is a complex but important area that the school covers informally and formally during each week. In the lower part of the school this takes place in a more teacher led setting, where role play is encouraged so that the children can improve their social skills and focus on relationship building between themselves, their … Continue reading

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Art

Visual education offers a unique contribution to the development of the child and is fundamental to the education of the well-rounded person. At the Granville we offer high quality art education which develops creative and visual thinkers. In our large, purpose-built Art room pupils are given the space, time and support of skilled staff in … Continue reading

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Computing

Computing is changing every aspect of our lives – our aim is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to prepare them for the future. At The Granville, Computing is both practical and progressive and there is a healthy balance between essential skills and exploring innovations that interest the students. Touch-typing is taught from Year 1 onwards. Continue reading

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Geography

Geography is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical processes which shape them and the people who live in them. We encourage our pupils to investigate the world around them, from the local to the global. We use fieldwork, first-hand experience and secondary sources to locate and investigate the geographical features of … Continue reading

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Design Technology

Design Technology has a role in developing a child’s problem-solving and decision-making skills. Pupils learn how to research problems, to find out how things are made and how they work, to ask questions, evaluate, generate ideas, construct plans and create products. Projects often complement and enrich learning in other areas of the school curriculum. The … Continue reading

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French

‘One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.’ Frank Smith.  The acquisition of language skills is more than just learning to speak a foreign language. It has a wider impact on children’s intellectual growth and enriches cognitive development. We aim to make French lively, varied and enjoyable … Continue reading

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History

The focus of our teaching is to make History fun whilst at the same time helping pupils to develop a sense of identity through learning about aspects of local, national and world history. We also aim to introduce children to the skills with which we understand and interpret the past. Many different resources are used … Continue reading

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Music

Music plays a very important and much loved role in everyday life at The Granville, from daily singing in assemblies to elaborate festivals and large-scale performances. Specialist class music teaching begins at the age of 3 years and the children are encouraged to sing and respond physically to music from very early on. As they … Continue reading

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Religious Education

The main aim of RE teaching is to contribute to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils by helping them to understand both the Christian tradition and the other principal religions represented in the world. We are a school with a strong Christian background and we believe that children should have a … Continue reading

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Speech and Drama

Speech and Drama at The Granville School aims to develop skills that are tools for life. Skills which enrich self-awareness, relationships, confidence and learning. The teaching nurtures individuality and creativity, develops self-esteem, expression and empathy; encourages clear and imaginative communication; provides an opportunity to perform in a variety of contexts. Specialist subject teaching begins in Year … Continue reading

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Learning Development

In the Learning Development department, two specialist teachers support children in the core subjects in two bright, attractive designated classrooms. Pupils may be taught on a 1:1 basis or in small groups. Others may be supported within the classroom. This support is offered in English, including reading, spelling, handwriting, proof reading and comprehension, and Maths. … Continue reading